Republic CEO: US Regional Industry ‘Shrinking’

The U.S. regional airline industry is “shrinking” because of a pilot shortage that is reducing air service to smaller markets throughout the country, Bryan Bedford Republic Airways Holdings president and CEO, said. read moreRead More

Gogo To Offer Seatback Tablet for Delta C Series

Inflight Internet provider Gogo said it is working with Delta Air Lines to provide wireless seatback inflight entertainment (IFE) on the airline’s new Bombardier C Series aircraft, provided via mounted tablets. read moreRead More

New Travel Ban To U.S. Issued

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) is advising U.S. carriers that CBP is not anticipating any operational impact as a result of the directive, an Airlines for America (A4A) spokesperson said. read moreRead More

Rocket Lab Adds Paying Customers To 2nd Test Flight

Rocket Lab will fly cubesats for paying customers Planet and Spire Global aboard the second test flight of its Electron small satellite launcher. read moreRead More

Allegiant Broadens Omaha Services

Dan Hockensmith Allegiant on Sept. 26 announced nonstop service between Omaha, Nebraska and Punta Gorda, Florida. read moreRead More

With JAL Deal, Hawaiian Switches Partners

Hawaiian Airlines has signed a partnership agreement with Japan Airlines (JAL), signaling the end of Hawaiian’s existing relationship with All Nippon Airways (ANA). read moreRead More

Boeing Creates NMA Program Office

Boeing has appointed 787 veteran Mark Jenks to lead a newly established New Midsize Airplane (NMA) program office, marking a significant step towards the potential launch of the low-cost twin-aisle project. read moreRead More

Blue Origin Signs Third Customer For New Glenn

Blue Origin has signed a third customer for orbital space launch services, agreeing to fly a communications satellite for Thai-based startup mµ Space Corp. read moreRead More

British Airways Using Remote-controlled, Electric Tugs At Heathrow

Sean Broderick British Airways (BA), citing the emissions benefits of the new, battery-powered machines, has deployed five remote-controlled tugs at London Heathrow's Terminal 5 (T5), replacing manned, diesel-powered tugs. Working with the airport, BA put the Mototok push-back...

GE Aviation Progressing On Data Exchange, Connection Efforts

Sean Broderick GE Aviation, progressing in its push to build digital bridges between aircraft owners, operators and MRO providers, has connected Teledyne quick-access recorders (QAR) with its Predix platform and is close to connecting its first carrier to its configuration...

Thales To Print Metal Parts With Ten Machines In Casablanca

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Prominent Positioning

Sean Broderick AAR Corp. is a pretty big player in the aftermarket game. It's the largest third-party airframe provider in the Americas, Aviation Week's latest survey shows. The company generates about $1.8 billion in annual sales—more than 80% from its aftermarket...

Israeli Companies Demo New Class Of ISR Technologies

Israel is pursuing wide-area surveillance and facial recognition technologies The Israeli defense ministry’s advanced technology department is developing wide-area surveillance UAVs, new ways to pick targets out of a crowd and a system of a thousand scattered sensors. read...

Boeing Zhoushan Completion Facility Sets China Plan In Motion

Boeing’s Zhoushan 737 MAX completion and delivery site is on track for a 2018 debut Boeing thinks the answer is a “win-win” for both its capacity-pressed production system and its airline customers in China. read moreRead More

Selected U.S. military contracts for the week of Sept. 18-Sept. 22, 2017

Sierra Nevada Corp., Folsom, California, is being awarded a $205,000,000 maximum value sole-source five-year indefinite-quantity/indefinite-delivery contract to support U.S. Special Operations Command’s Dismounted Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare systems. U.S. Special Operations Command contracting office,...

Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, September 26, 2017

Volume 261, Issue 59 Publication Info Cover Date:  Tue, 2017-09-26 Volume:  261 ...

Airport Profile — Washington Dulles International (IAD)

View the Airport Profile — Washington Dulles International (IAD) chart in PDF format. read moreRead More

GE Set For Key Electric Propulsion Technology Test

Megawatt-class inverter tests follow dual-spool generation milestone on way to electric flight General Electric’s advanced inverter could be a precursor to viable hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion. read moreRead More

Aviation Daily, September 26, 2017

Volume 409, Issue 59 Publication Info Cover Date:  Tue, 2017-09-26 Volume:  409 ...

Trump-era Pentagon Rolls Back IRAD Regulation

The Pentagon has rolled back an Obama administration requirement that sought to make companies better align their so-called independent R&D with Defense Department technology goals. read moreRead More